Obama Day

I just read a post from the Magnificent

 Underkoffler about Barack Obama being adopted into the Crow Nation (see below) and I commented on his post – then I realized my comment would make a suitable post of my own. So, here it is…
Obama Adopted into Crow Nation

Coolio.

I just got back from voting in KY’s primary. It felt really good, after all this wait. Maybe I get to help put him over the majority threshold. 

Hillary’s going to carry the state but I’m hoping that Barack can at least carry metro Louisville. The on-the-ground enthusiasm here has been incredible. We had people walking the neighborhood all weekend, I’ve been getting calls at least once per day for a couple weeks now, and I’ve actually picked a few of them up and talked to some cool people.

Hillary’s in town today, and last night she pulled in 500 people. Last Monday Barack pulled in 8,000 when he was here.

No matter what happens tonight on the news, all that, to me, means something cool is happening even here in Hicktucky.

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  1. I’m afraid this will be a very hard voting year for me…

  2. I’m afraid this will be a very hard voting year for me…

    • Care to elaborate, my good man?

      • I’m not a fan of Obama, at all. I find his rhetoric of Change to be very idealistic, but have yet to see any meat behind it. And I am not convinced yet by his support for Israel. I think he has until Nov. to convince me why I should vote for him, and I am not alone, especially here in South Florida, which was overwhelmingly pro-Hilary, and among the Jewish population.

        • I suppose I’ve never really paid close attention to Obama’s stated policy on Israel, so I can see why that might be an issue for people to whom the state of Israel is of primary importance. My understanding is that he has consistently stated his support for our current pro-Israel policy and intends to continue it. But I admit, I haven’t drilled into that to see if there’s anything below the surface comments.

          I can say at this point that yes, I have drunk the Obama koolaid, I want to believe in the movement he has generated, and I choose to hope for the change he is proposing. I am the meat behind the Obama rhetoric. The 8,000 people who stuffed themselves into a 6,000 seat hall in Louisville are the meat behind the rhetoric. The 80,000 people who showed up to hear him speak in Oregon last week are the meat behind the rhetoric.

          Is Obama going to fight FOR me – knives in the alley – against the radical right, like Hillary promises to do? Possibly not. He has little actual experience to back up any such claim (except on the streets of Chicago). But he’s made me want to stand up and get off my ass and do something. He’s made me want to ask what I can do for my country.

          But beyond that, if somehow Hillary Clinton manages to turn things around and get the nomination, I might be very upset and I might be very disappointed, but I’d still vote for Hillary, no matter what she says, no matter how she scorches the earth to get what she wants, I will vote for her in November.

          I can’t fathom the idea that people who are democrats would actually end up voting for John McCain (or not voting) if the democrat they like best ends up not being the democratic nominee. For me, it is simple. If I vote for the democrat, I’m voting to bring people home to their families and to stop them from killing and being killed in my name. If I vote for John McCain, I’m voting to keep those people there, continuing to kill and be killed in my name. To me, everything else is secondary to that.

  3. Care to elaborate, my good man?

  4. I’m not a fan of Obama, at all. I find his rhetoric of Change to be very idealistic, but have yet to see any meat behind it. And I am not convinced yet by his support for Israel. I think he has until Nov. to convince me why I should vote for him, and I am not alone, especially here in South Florida, which was overwhelmingly pro-Hilary, and among the Jewish population.

  5. I suppose I’ve never really paid close attention to Obama’s stated policy on Israel, so I can see why that might be an issue for people to whom the state of Israel is of primary importance. My understanding is that he has consistently stated his support for our current pro-Israel policy and intends to continue it. But I admit, I haven’t drilled into that to see if there’s anything below the surface comments.

    I can say at this point that yes, I have drunk the Obama koolaid, I want to believe in the movement he has generated, and I choose to hope for the change he is proposing. I am the meat behind the Obama rhetoric. The 8,000 people who stuffed themselves into a 6,000 seat hall in Louisville are the meat behind the rhetoric. The 80,000 people who showed up to hear him speak in Oregon last week are the meat behind the rhetoric.

    Is Obama going to fight FOR me – knives in the alley – against the radical right, like Hillary promises to do? Possibly not. He has little actual experience to back up any such claim (except on the streets of Chicago). But he’s made me want to stand up and get off my ass and do something. He’s made me want to ask what I can do for my country.

    But beyond that, if somehow Hillary Clinton manages to turn things around and get the nomination, I might be very upset and I might be very disappointed, but I’d still vote for Hillary, no matter what she says, no matter how she scorches the earth to get what she wants, I will vote for her in November.

    I can’t fathom the idea that people who are democrats would actually end up voting for John McCain (or not voting) if the democrat they like best ends up not being the democratic nominee. For me, it is simple. If I vote for the democrat, I’m voting to bring people home to their families and to stop them from killing and being killed in my name. If I vote for John McCain, I’m voting to keep those people there, continuing to kill and be killed in my name. To me, everything else is secondary to that.

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